2016 Beauty Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to our 2016 winner: Kylee White!
"This is a picture of me on my first day of cosmetology school. I have had a knack for everything beauty-related since I was old enough to pick up a brush. I have three younger sisters whom I practiced on for many years. I never thought I would end up as a beauty industry professional because it isn't a "promising career path" and "only high school dropouts attend beauty school." Well, both statements are false. I graduated high school with an Associates Degree in Science and went on to attend college for another year and half before I realized that my passion for cosmetology wasn't just about playing with hair and makeup, it was about affecting the quality of a person's day positively by helping that person feel good about him or herself. By making that person smile. I switched from my original career path in nursing to cosmetology when I got married and moved across the country. Both of these fields always are and will always be in high demand no matter how bad the economy gets. The reason for this is the basic human need to be cared for and happy. I am beginning my journey at L'esprit Academy and want to give a special thanks to Keller International for awarding me a scholarship! I hope to one day own a salon where I can make a difference in people's lives by making them smile."
- Cody McConnell